Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 234 223
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 139 354 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 1.35% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 4.78% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 156 337 329
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,471
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +11.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £19,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.14% +7.50%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,964 7,411 7,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.12% 28.19% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,086 5,415 6,206
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +5 50 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Hampshire +84 38 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Thames Valley +40 23 £45,000 -18.18% 5
West Sussex +34 18 £70,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +49 15 £47,500 -13.64%
Oxfordshire +44 8 £45,750 -16.82% 3
Kent +41 6 £29,000 +1.75%
Berkshire +26 6 £47,500 -13.64% 2
East Sussex +46 2 £43,750 -37.50%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (84.17%) Microsoft
3 86 (61.87%) Azure
4 79 (56.83%) Windows
5 70 (50.36%) Office 365
6 64 (46.04%) VMware
7 60 (43.17%) Active Directory
8 56 (40.29%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (39.57%) MCSA
10 45 (32.37%) CCNA
11 43 (30.94%) Cisco
12 40 (28.78%) Hyper-V
13 39 (28.06%) SQL
13 39 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (26.62%) PaaS
15 36 (25.90%) IaaS
15 36 (25.90%) SQL Server
15 36 (25.90%) ITIL
16 33 (23.74%) Skype
16 33 (23.74%) Windows 10
17 32 (23.02%) Degree
18 30 (21.58%) Firewall
19 29 (20.86%) Citrix
20 27 (19.42%) Disaster Recovery
21 26 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
21 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
22 25 (17.99%) Cybersecurity
23 24 (17.27%) SCCM
24 23 (16.55%) TOGAF
24 23 (16.55%) MCP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (14.39%) Skype for Business
2 14 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.72%) Primavera
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (61.87%) Azure
2 70 (50.36%) Office 365
3 37 (26.62%) PaaS
4 36 (25.90%) IaaS
5 23 (16.55%) AWS
6 14 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.88%) SaaS
9 3 (2.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.44%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.72%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.72%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (23.74%) Skype
2 30 (21.58%) Firewall
3 20 (14.39%) VPN
4 14 (10.07%) DNS
5 13 (9.35%) SAN
5 13 (9.35%) WAN
6 11 (7.91%) LAN
6 11 (7.91%) Wireless
7 8 (5.76%) MPLS
8 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (5.04%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.04%) VLAN
8 7 (5.04%) VPLS
9 6 (4.32%) DHCP
9 6 (4.32%) VoIP
9 6 (4.32%) Wireless Security
10 5 (3.60%) Internet
10 5 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.16%) HTTP
11 3 (2.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.44%) Power BI
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.32%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.16%) Back Office
2 3 (2.16%) Finance
2 3 (2.16%) Marketing
2 3 (2.16%) Retail
2 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.44%) Legal
3 2 (1.44%) Local Government
3 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (18.71%) Architect
2 22 (15.83%) Consultant
3 20 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (13.67%) Analyst
5 18 (12.95%) Support Engineer
6 16 (11.51%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (11.51%) IT Analyst
7 15 (10.79%) IT Engineer
8 14 (10.07%) IT Support
9 11 (7.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 9 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support
12 8 (5.76%) Azure Consultant
12 8 (5.76%) Cloud Consultant
12 8 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (5.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (5.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
13 7 (5.04%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.16%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.23%) Private Cloud
2 17 (12.23%) Public Cloud
3 12 (8.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (5.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.32%) iPhone
7 5 (3.60%) Clustering
8 3 (2.16%) Replication
9 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.72%) AS400
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.72%) Handset
10 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (56.83%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Windows 10
3 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
4 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (10.79%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.63%) Linux
8 11 (7.91%) Windows 8
9 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.72%) Android
12 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.72%) CentOS
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.90%) ITIL
2 27 (19.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (17.99%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (16.55%) TOGAF
5 20 (14.39%) Presales
6 19 (13.67%) Business Continuity
7 18 (12.95%) PRINCE2
7 18 (12.95%) Project Delivery
8 17 (12.23%) Customer Requirements
8 17 (12.23%) Information Security
9 15 (10.79%) ITIL V3
10 14 (10.07%) Forensic Analysis
11 11 (7.91%) Data Protection
11 11 (7.91%) High Availability
12 9 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (5.76%) Security Operations
14 7 (5.04%) Risk Management
15 6 (4.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.06%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (40.29%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (39.57%) MCSA
4 45 (32.37%) CCNA
5 32 (23.02%) Degree
6 23 (16.55%) MCP
7 20 (14.39%) TOGAF Certification
8 19 (13.67%) CCNP
9 16 (11.51%) MCITP
10 15 (10.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
12 9 (6.47%) RHCSA
12 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
13 7 (5.04%) CCA
13 7 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (3.60%) CEH
15 5 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (3.60%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) NCSC
3 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.16%) QA
4 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.72%) GDPR
5 1 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (43.17%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.78%) Hyper-V
3 39 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.04%) Docker
4 7 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.88%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (17.27%) SCCM
2 23 (16.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (6.47%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.04%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.60%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.16%) Nessus
7 3 (2.16%) WSUS
8 2 (1.44%) Nagios
8 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.44%) Terraform
9 1 (0.72%) Ansible
9 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.72%) Puppet
9 1 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 117 (84.17%) Microsoft
2 64 (46.04%) VMware
3 43 (30.94%) Cisco
4 29 (20.86%) Citrix
5 18 (12.95%) HP
6 8 (5.76%) Meraki
6 8 (5.76%) Veeam
7 7 (5.04%) Dell
8 5 (3.60%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.88%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle
10 3 (2.16%) Juniper
10 3 (2.16%) Polycom
10 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.16%) Remedy
10 3 (2.16%) Yealink
11 2 (1.44%) Avaya
12 1 (0.72%) CommVault
12 1 (0.72%) SAP
12 1 (0.72%) Sybase